[ hahy-druh-fohb ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌfoʊb /

noun Chemistry.

a hydrophobic substance.

Nearby words

  1. hydrophane,
  2. hydrophanous,
  3. hydrophilia,
  4. hydrophilic,
  5. hydrophilous,
  6. hydrophobia,
  7. hydrophobic,
  8. hydrophone,
  9. hydrophyllaceous,
  10. hydrophyte

Origin of hydrophobe

First recorded in 1920–25; hydro-1 + -phobe

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Examples from the Web for hydrophobe

  • If water be the continuous phase the terms "hydrophile" and "hydrophobe" are often used.

    Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
  • I reached the wharf and jumped into a boat; the unhappy Blanchard, who is a hydrophobe, followed me.

    The Cross of Berny|Emile de Girardin